ANGELES CITY – Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. orders for more police visibility in the city’s streets particularly along Pampang Public Market and San Nicolas Public Market to deter theft and robbery of business establishments and to intensify the rescue operation for homeless individuals in the city.
This was bared by Mayor Lazatin with Chief Adviser IC Calaguas on November 30 during his meeting with Angeles City Police Office Director PCol. Juritz Rara, six station commanders, officers from the city mobile force company and personnel from Angeles City Traffic Management and Enforcement Unit upon reports of theft in public markets and convenience stores.
City Social Welfare and Development Officer Edna Duaso, Angeles City Disaster Emergency Command Center Head Michael Lising, Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Rudy Simeon and Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego also attended the said meeting.
“Nais po natin na mas mapanatili yung 24/7 na pagroronda ng mga kapulisan natin nang sa gayon ay hindi maengganyo ang pananalisi ng masasamang gawain,” Mayor Lazatin said.
Mayor Lazatin also reiterated that with the increase in police visibility, business owners and the public can be confident in reporting theft and robbery incidents in their areas.
Meanwhile, Calaguas said this initiative of Mayor Lazatin is to ensure crime prevention, deploying the full force of the police along the streets especially in blindspots.
In addition, the city government has allotted a budget for the weekly gas allowance intended for the 24/7 police presence.
The city has maintained a low crime rate since Mayor Lazatin took office, saying he wants to keep it that way.
“This effort of ensuring police visibility throughout the city will double our guard in safety and security,” Lazatin said.
Mayor Lazatin also ordered the ramping up of the rescue of displaced families, homeless street children and mentally-challenged individuals starting this December thru the conduct of a series of city-wide inter-office rescue and saturation operations.
Mayor Lazatin’s goal is to prioritize the safety and welfare of Angeleños, ensuring that no one will stay out in the cold streets of the city, especially this coming holiday season.
Calaguas, with Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, will supervise the rescue teams formed from members of CSWDO led by Duaso; Angeles City Tourism Auxiliary headed by Lising; and personnel from ACPO.